Viktoria OTERO DEL VAL joined Thales Alenia Space as SVP Strategy, M&A and New Business Initiatives in 2017, after 15 years in strategy and strategic marketing roles starting in consulting (McKinsey, The Boston Consulting Group) then assuming different responsibilities in the energy sector, in Canada and France (Centrica and EDF). Prior to Thales, she held the position of SVP Group Strategic planning and then Director of On-site Business Development for Corporate segment in France at Sodexo. Throughout her career, she has accompanied senior executives in defining growth strategies and their implementation in sectors undergoing fundamental changes such as deregulation, privatization, technological and business model disruptions. She built strategy teams developing talent to support fact-based decision making and strategic initiative implementation. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a BA from Harvard University and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Central European University.